Loved it at first
by Troy Cabida
Manila Zoo will always be a part of my life, I even remember my very first day there as a toddler and meeting Mali and elephant.
But today seeing the real world of this zoo, it's really appalling and sad to know that these animals aren't taken care of adequately. This zoo is the equivalent of London Zoo, but 100 years ago!!!
The dirty cages, the small enclosures, and the ugly people that throw stuff at them is just terribly wrong!
The last time I've been there was in 2007 and I have to say it is really poor.
The elephant is still there after less than forty years, a lone zebra walks alone in a huge yet outdated enclosure and tigers are bored to death in their "jungle".
I want to help this zoo, if I could, but I wouldn't demolish it because it holds to many memories for me, but a complete total long and rewarding renovation inside and out is totally required.